Rice Crispies Chocolate Treat

Baby P has been unrelenting this past week. She is supposed to bring a “treat” to school to help her PTO raise funds. Suggestions included water bottles, juice boxes and sweet or savory, nut- free treats. I pushed hard for water or juice, but she got hung up on “something sweet” and “something home-made”. No amount of cajoling, scolding or bargaining would do. Until I relented. Fate was in my favor, that this recipe popped up in my Facebook feed. I have basically followed it to the T, and we now have some thing to bring to school tonight!

Milk Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats


  • 2 Tbsp butter + some to grease the tray
  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows

How I made it:

  1. I used my instant pot as a double boiler. Hit the yogurt button two times till the display reads “boil” Add about 1 and 1/2 cups of water to the pot, and let it come to a rolling boil. If you don’t have an IP, then just use a stove-top double boiler
  2. Take another heat-proof mixing bowl that fits inside the IP. Melt the butter and chocolate chips – took me about 5 min.
  3. Now mix in the marshmallows and allow those to melt.
  4. Dump in the rice cereal, quickly mix as well as you can. Then spread it out on a greased wax-paper lining a 7×7 baking pan. smoothen the top using the back of your spatula.
  5. Allow to cool for at least an hour, the cut into squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.

My 2 cents: My first advice would be to use a sturdy spoon or spatula to mmix and spread- I broke 2 wooden spoons trying to mix in the cereal! All in all, it’s a quick and easy snack, kid-approved, and great to contribute for school events.

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